GLORIFYING TERRORISM (Rackstraw Press) is, technically, illegal - because every SF/F story in this anthology breaks the current UK law that bans the glorification of terrorism. Whatever that is, of course.- Karen Traviss
Welcome to Rackstraw Press, created in response to the
Terrorism Act of 2006 - the controversial ban on the
glorification of terrorism in the UK.
This Act is opposed by people from many political parties
as an attack on free speech. Government protests that it will only be used if
terrorism have been regarded as implausible by lawyers who point to the many other laws which currently cover this action.
Science fiction is a political genre. There are many science fiction writers who have already written novels and stories which could be considered in contravention of the law.
In February 2007 Rackstraw Press published Glorifying Terrorism, an anthology of sf short stories written in protest of the Terrorism Act.
“This is a bad book. The people who have written it are bad folk. The editor is a bad person. If you buy it, you are bad too. There is only good and bad in the world.” - Ian MacDonald
Introduction by Andrew MacKie.
Edited by Farah Mendlesohn (editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction).
ISBN-10: 0955468809. 261 pp.
Published February 15, 2007.
Due to high demand, all print copies of Glorifying Terrorism have been sold. It is now available in .pdf form. To buy, use the link below; your file will be e-mailed to you at the address you provide on the payment screen.
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